The UN system has a crucial role to play in supporting Member States in their efforts to turn what the Secretary-General has called the “greatest collective challenge facing humankind today – climate change – into the greatest opportunity for common progress towards a sustainable future”.

The HLCP Working Group on Climate Change seeks to bring to bear the UN system’s diverse operational, technical and normative support to climate action in a coherent and coordinated manner in order to generate momentum for an ambitious climate agreement; catalyze sustained climate action on the ground; and help ensure a convergence of the climate and sustainable development agendas.

This brochure has been jointly written and produced by the nearly 40 UN specialized agencies, funds, programmes and other bodies that coordinate their respective activities on climate change through the HLCP Working Group on Climate Change. It aims to show Governments and the public how the diverse entities of the UN system work together to support ambitious action on climate change globally, regionally and nationally.

Read the Article on IISD's Climate Change Policy and Practice: "CEB Publication Highlights UN System’s Climate Change Efforts" here.